News Release

NOVA Chemicals Responds to Canadian Federal Court’s Monetary Award of Damages in Patent Infringement Case


Calgary, Alberta (July 4, 2017) - NOVA Chemicals Corporation (“NOVA Chemicals”) is disappointed in the Court’s monetary award and believe it is over-inclusive relative to the term of Dow’s patent and profits attributable to NOVA’s accused SURPASS® resins.

The Canadian Court’s decisions are inconsistent with the U.S. Court decision that held the corresponding Dow U.S. patents 5,847,053 and 6,111,023 to be invalid.

NOVA Chemicals plans to appeal the decisions.

This decision has no impact whatsoever on the availability of our SURPASS resins going forward.

About NOVA Chemicals
NOVA Chemicals develops and manufactures chemicals and plastic resins that make everyday life safer, healthier and easier. Our employees work to ensure health, safety, security and environmental stewardship through our commitment to sustainability and Responsible Care®. NOVA Chemicals, headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, is wholly-owned ultimately by Mubadala Investment Company of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

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For further information please contact:
NOVA Chemicals – Media Inquiries
Mark Horner
Director, Corporate Communications

NOVA Chemicals – Investor Inquiries
Patty Masry
Leader, External Financial Reporting

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SURPASS® is a registered trademark of NOVA Chemicals Corporation in Canada and of NOVA Chemicals (International) S.A. elsewhere; authorized use/utilisation autorisée.
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Created at 7/4/2017 11:29 AM by Trevor Bechard (a)
Last modified at 7/5/2017 12:03 PM by Nick Fejka